File photo of Virender Sehwag
File photo of Virender Sehwag

Sehwag dropped, no replacement named in team for 3rd, 4th Tests

NetIndian News Network

Mumbai, March 7, 2013

Opener Virender Sehwag, who has been struggling to get among the runs, was today dropped from the Indian team for the final two Tests of the four-match series against Australia.

The senior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which met here today, did not name any replacement for Sehwag, retaining the rest of the team that played the first two Tests at Chennai and Hyderabad, both of which India won.
This means that either Shikhar Dhawan or Ajinkya Rahane will open the innings with Murali Vijay, who scored a superb century at Hyderabad.
The following is the team:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain, wicket-keeper), Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ashok Dinda, Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma
The third Test will be played at Mohali from March 14-18 and the fourth Test in Delhi from March 22 to 26.

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